Meetings

JGSWS meets on the second Monday of each month, from September through June. Admission is free.

NEXT MEETING (via Zoom):  

"Finding Relatives in the Forverts (Jewish Daily Forward)," presented by Michael Morgenstern

Monday, June 13, 2022, at 7 PM PDT via Zoom

The JGSWS invites you to attend this meeting via Zoom. Zoom doors open at 6:30 PM for attendees to network and catch up with each other. The presentation begins at 7 PM. Registration is required.

To register for this meeting, click this link or copy it into your web browser:
https://us02web.zoom.us/meeting/register/tZckcuiprD0iGdUqmNTPSKv_EmZyh6QS1FXJ

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ABOUT OUR PROGRAM

Founded in 1897, the “Forverts” (Jewish Daily Forward) was a leading Yiddish language newspaper in the United States throughout the 20th century. Most of this newspaper is available to browse digitally for free through the online Historical Jewish Press database. This lecture will examine hidden genealogical gems within this newspaper, some of which can be found with minimal Yiddish skills. Among these gems are personal inquiries submitted by readers seeking information on their relatives, letters to the editor, and the “Gallery of Missing Husbands.” This lecture will also cover the historical and cultural context of the newspaper, which will help evaluate its relevance to a researcher's individual family history. .

ABOUT OUR SPEAKERS

Michael Morgenstern is a native of Los Angeles, California. He has been an avid genealogy researcher since he was in high school in 2006. Since 2014, he has worked as an educator at Holocaust Museum LA. He frequently volunteers genealogy research for Holocaust survivors, focusing on those who do not have any prewar family documents or photographs. Michael has presented at IAJGS Conferences and on Uniworld's Jewish heritage themed European river cruises. His latest project has been researching the Forverts (Jewish Daily Forward) and translating segments for JewishGen.

FUTURE MEETINGS
September 12 : TBD